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Sujet: More Deals
Forum: Armchair-GMSat at 3:24 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Tjm220</b></div><div>Buffalo is not trading for Raanta, they will probably ride with Hutton and Ullmark for the year. Which is fine because that Ottawa trade is terrible. You want to give away Kahun just to get rid of Hutton. You’re also just giving away Miller, the only trade I like is the Anaheim one.</div></div>
I agree 100% see below.
Keep the Anaheim trade scrap the rest.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RyanMarte</b></div><div>Kind of hard to keep Miller if you have a 70 Million cap.</div></div>

I like your line up, very solid top two lines if Anaheim would accept.
On the other hand, other than the Ducks trade, the other ones are not needed to make the cap.

Miller $3,875,000
Kahun $2,575,000
Hutton $2,750,000
Raanta, $4,250,000
Borgen $864,166
Beaulieu $1,250,000
$ 6,364,166

Cut Olofsson (one good year does not translate to $5KK over 5) and Montour (QO is about correct) to about $3,500,000 each provides $2,000,000 space to keep Kahun, Miller and Hutton.
I love Raanta but not at the price of Kahun.
Miller is worth much more than a 3rd and a 5th, but I presume you were trying to make cap space and gave him away.
If Buffalo had any other head coach, Kahun would easily put up 40 to 50 pts next year.
Krueger cost Montour, Sheary, Rodrigues, Vesey at least $1,000,000 each per year because they all had career worse season under Ralph.
Miller, Skinner, Okposo and Hutton also had epic bad years playing for Krueger.

This is my rant of the day.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my next one.
Forum: Armchair-GMSat at 11:08 am
Sujet: Hanifin
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 3:24 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 6:21 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>hockeyconnor97</b></div><div>I would say you guys won the nylander jokiharju trade though</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>littlejerryseinfeld</b></div><div>the roslovic pick was traded for kane. cant have both. Armia was traded for kane too, bogosian came back in that trade too
ennis was traded for scandella, cant have both
jokiharju &gt; nylander</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BCAPP</b></div><div>Out side of R'OR really isn't that impactful...</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Skyraider112</b></div><div>Also Lehner wouldn't have played here if we kept the pick that turned into Colin White
You also forget the part where we don't mess around with Moulson and Halak and just kept our good assets like Pommer and Miller</div></div>

I agree with the premise, but you all make good points as well.
Just take Murray out of the picture, draft a little better and see what develops instead of rushing the rebuild.
Just give me Zadorov, Myers, Armia, Compher, McNaab multiple first round picks, multiple second round picks traded away by DATM.
Better drafting Draisaitl over Reinhart and Sergachev over Nylander (I know we do not have Jokiharju then) I would most likely also not have Dahlin.
But with better drafting maybe we get Sebastian Aho with the 2016 2nd round pick
I could keep Skinner, Miller, Jokiharju (or Sergachev as I have in my line up), Montour and Kahun as they were all acquired with easily imagined assets.

Skinner Eichel Armia
Olofsson Draisaitl Roslovic
Kahun Girgensons White (neither Ennis nor Foligno would have been traded)
Foligno Larsson Compher
Lazar, Ennis

McCabe Ristolainen
Sergachev Montour
McNaab Myers

BTW did any one listen to the O'Reilly last interview?
How he gave up from the get go and was looking forward to playing in Europe?
Just curious did any one watch how hard he played for St Louis this year.
Please remind me how often we got to the playoffs with him as our #2 center.
Please remind me how many awards he earned because he played so well for Buffalo.

That is my rant of the day.
watch for my rant tomorrow.

Off the topic, but Adams pulled a rabbit out of the hat.
Staal is a legitimate 2A/1B center.
Great trade.
Erik centered for Jeff when Skinner had 33 goals for Carolina.
Great trade, my hats off to Kevyn.
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Sujet: Simple Fix
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Forum: Armchair-GM12 sep à 21 h 00
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Forum: Armchair-GM12 sep à 18 h 28
Sujet: Offseason
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ErikJohannsen</b></div><div>Haha ok buddy. Buffalo was just a dumpster fire in terms of PK and Faceoffs which are the two things that Beagle provides so it could literally be any other team that needs those qualities, at a relatively cheap cost, for a 7th round pick.</div></div>
I agree. I have been watching the Beagle trades for some time.
This is by far the most favorable for the Sabres.
If they could have killed one more penalty in any number of games, they would have been in the preliminaries.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sabres923</b></div><div>It’s Krueger’s system. They had good players on the PK Girgenson, Larson,Lazar,Vesey. I do agree they need to improve on the Face-off circle.</div></div>

Or lack of a system.
You probably have read my rant about Krueger many times as I am disgusted with him.
He was Botterill's biggest mistake.
Eight players all had career worse seasons Miller, Montour, Vesey, Sheary, Rodrigues, Hutton, Okposo and of course Skinner.
Coaches are suppose to make the players better not bring out the worse in them.
Imagine adding Miller, Jokiharju, Johansson, Vesey and Montour for an entire season and having the team perform worse than the previous year.
You make a great point about Sobotka winning face offs, but why have him on the same line as Skinner?
Put Sobotka with Larsson and Girgensons instead of Okposo.

Have you watched the playoffs?
Have you noticed the difference with their PK and the Sabres?
We need a new PK and PP coach.
Forum: Armchair-GM12 sep à 18 h 06
Forum: Armchair-GM12 sep à 18 h 00
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Taxtime</b></div><div>Sabres should reject but these days who knows what they're going to do. Probably not as far off as people think. Maybe add a midround pick.</div></div>
Yup, see below.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lsendel3</b></div><div>I thought the same thing. Maybe our own 3rd back.</div></div>
Yup, see below.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sagecoll</b></div><div>Can't think of a team that needs a RHD less than the NYR and Montour has been one of the worst in the league for the last couple seasons.</div></div>
That is simply not true, see below.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Tjm220</b></div><div>Mostly because he’s been forced to play LD. Try him on his natural side.</div></div>
Absolutely, his stats were significantly better last year.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sagecoll</b></div><div>....when we say couple seasons we mean his time in Anaheim too when he was on his natural side opposite Lindholm lol.

at the moment his on-ice value over the past 2 seasons (about half of which was spent not in Buffalo) has been about equal to guys like Marc Staal, Johnny Boychuk and Roman Polak.

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IDK about that comparison with Staal and Boychuk because if you go to <a href=";:display_count=y&amp;:showVizHome=no#3" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">;:display_count=y&amp;:showVizHome=no#3</a>
Montour is head and shoulders better than they, especially if you compare last year against them.
This I know and it is easily verifiable:
Montour had the best +/-, 5 on 5 SV% and second best PDO of all Sabre skaters.
Only Ristolainen had more TOI/gm than Montour (yup Dahlin ranked third)
Buffalo's defense gave up fewer 5 on 5 goals than all but 8 teams, all of them playoffs.
This with definitely sub par GK.
His stats with Sabres suffered terribly playing for Krueger as did Miller, Okposo, Vesey, Hutton, Sheary, Rodrigues and of course Skinner.
All had career worse years under Krueger.
Montour is NOT bad, and he is a top 4 defenseman.
I guess if Pegula said cut the cap, GM Kim may make this trade.
Oops, Kim will pull the strings on puppet Kevyn "sycophant" Adams and the trade may be made.
Forum: Armchair-GM12 sep à 16 h 28
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Chigurrhh</b></div><div>McCann&gt;Montour. Montour is bad.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sabres923</b></div><div>Don’t re-sign Girgenson fill him with Asplund or Lazar. No need to buy out Miller in my opinion.</div></div>
Why would any one propose to buy out Miller? He is a solid RHD and I am sure contrubuted to the Sabres defense giving up only 136 5 on 5 goals.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Dan10900</b></div><div>I wouldn't give Ryan Nikolayev or a 2nd for Risto, and I wouldn't give McCann or a 2nd for Montour</div></div>

To Chigurrhh and Dan10900
As a forward playing for teams that score goals in bunches, McCann has 98 points over the last 3 seasons while Montour playing defense has 85.
Montour had the best +/-, 5 on 5 SV% and second best PDO of all Sabre skaters.
Only Ristolainen had more TOI/gm than Montour (yup Dahlin ranked third)
Buffalo's defense gave up fewer 5 on 5 goals than all but 8 teams, all of them playoffs and none of them were Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh ranked 11th and had two time Stanley cup winner Murray and up and coming Jarry in net while Buffalo had a blind Hutton and young Ullmark.
Let me add only Marino had a better +/- and no one had a higher PDO or 5 on 5 SV% than Montour among ALL Penguin defensemen.
Montour is NOT bad, and he as a top 4 defenseman is more valuable than a third line center whose pts were inflated while getting twice as much PP ice time as Montour.

If you would like to provide YOUR facts to support your position why Montour is "bad" I would love to see them.
But I have given you very strong evidence that he is not "bad" and why he is more valuable than McCann.

I will not even discuss the merits of Ristolainen as I know you will dismiss what I say about Montour.
I can only say Ristolainen plays against the toughest competition, KP, PP, hits, most TOI/gm, scores pts and has been doing this for at least 4 different head coaches.
I can only presume they know more than you as they see him every day, you see him maybe 4 games a year.
He is better than Montour, and next year he will be even better.
That may not be enough for him as Chiarelli wanted him and was willing to give up Hall to get him.
Do you think that package will get Hall, most likely not.

This is my rant of the day.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my next one.